A haven where I come to quiet my mind quiet and where I reach out to feel the presence of God.
Each morning I climb the steps to my office before dawn. It is getting harder as the sun is almost winning the race. I sit before a beautiful view out over the forest . The awaited sound is the dawnsong of the birds. They still my ragged breathing and with each breath I go inside to wait.
|The Dawnsong by Gabriele Burgess|
I wait to feel the presence of God within me because I believe he wishes to abide in me and I, in him. My thinking mind wants to wander over the stories of today and of yesterday but I bring the endless chatter back to my breath. Most times, I will be truthful, my mind wins. But, I continue to come and wait. Because, I have felt him and He is a haven worth waiting for.
I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.